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Conference Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, France) (89th : 2008)

Title Exact methods in low-dimensional statistical physics and quantum computing : École d'été de physique des Houches, session LXXXIX, 30 June-1 August 2008, École thématique du CNRS / edited by Jesper Jacobsen [and others].

Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 624 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents ""Contents""; ""List of participants""; ""PART I: LONG LECTURES""; ""1 Quantum impurity problems in condensed matter physics""; ""1.1 Quantum impurity problems and the renormalization group""; ""1.2 Multichannel Kondo model""; ""1.3 Quantum dots: Experimental realizations of one- and two-channel Kondo models""; ""1.4 Quantum impurity problems in Luttinger liquids""; ""1.5 Quantum impurity entanglement entropy""; ""1.6 Y-junctions of quantum wires""; ""1.7 Boundary-condition-changing operators and the X-ray edge singularity""; ""1.8 Conclusions""; ""References""
""2 Conformal field theory and statistical mechanics""""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 Scale invariance and conformal invariance in critical behavior""; ""2.3 The role of the stress tensor""; ""2.4 Radial quantization and the Virasoro algebra""; ""2.5 CFT on the cylinder and torus""; ""2.6 Height models, loop models, and Coulomb gas methods""; ""2.7 Boundary conformal field theory""; ""2.8 Further reading""; ""3 The quantum Hall effect""; ""4 Topological phases and quantum computation""; ""4.1 Introduction: The quest for protected qubits""
""4.2 Topological phenomena in 1D: Boundary modes in the Majorana chain""""4.3 The two-dimensional toric code""; ""4.4 Abelian anyons and quasiparticle statistics""; ""4.5 The honeycomb lattice model""; ""References""; ""5 Four lectures on computational statistical physics""; ""5.1 Sampling""; ""5.2 Classical hard-sphere systems""; ""5.3 Quantum Monte Carlo simulations""; ""5.4 Spin systems: Samples and exact solutions""; ""References""; ""6 Loop models""; ""6.1 Historical perspective""; ""6.2 Brief summary of renormalization theory""; ""6.3 Loop models""; ""6.4 The Coulomb gas""
""6.5 Summary and perspective""""References""; ""7 Lectures on the integrability of the six-vertex model""; ""7.1 Introduction""; ""7.2 Classical integrable spin chains""; ""7.3 Quantization of local integrable spin chains""; ""7.4 The spectrum of transfer matrices""; ""7.5 The thermodynamic limit""; ""7.6 The six-vertex model""; ""7.7 The six-vertex model on a torus in the thermodynamic limit""; ""7.8 The six-vertex model at the free-fermionic point""; ""7.9 The free energy of the six-vertex model""; ""7.10 Some asymptotics of the free energy""
""7.11 The Legendre transform of the free energy""""7.12 The limit shape phenomenon""; ""7.13 Semiclassical limits""; ""7.14 The free-fermionic point and dimer models""; ""7.A Appendix""; ""References""; ""8 Mathematical aspects of 2D phase transitions""; ""PART II: SHORT LECTURES""; ""9 Numerical simulations of quantum statistical mechanical models""; ""9.1 Introduction""; ""9.2 A rapid survey of methods""; ""9.3 Path integral and related methods""; ""9.4 Classical worm algorithm""; ""9.5 Projection methods""; ""9.6 Valence bond projection method""; ""References""
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Subject Statistical physics -- Mathematical models -- Congresses.
Quantum field theory -- Mathematical models -- Congresses.
Quantum statistics -- Congresses.
Quantum computers -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Jacobsen, Jesper.
Cover Title Houches 2008 - session LXXXIX
Other Form: Print version: Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, France) (89th : 2008). Exact methods in low-dimensional statistical physics and quantum computing. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199574612 (OCoLC)635494815
ISBN 9780191574443 (electronic bk.)
0191574449 (electronic bk.)